1891 SW pay rates brown SW

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1891 SW pay rates brown SW - BROWN STONEWARE. On of tbo owner of a pottery,...
BROWN STONEWARE. On of tbo owner of a pottery, manufacturing brown stoneware, requested me to obtain for aim the prloes j paid la England for corresponding work. A strong tariff reformer, ba bad bla snuploions tbat tb claim of the protection-tot that the blab, waga earalag of American porure ImplledbUh labor ooet requiring blsh duties a aa offset-wee not bom out by tbo facte, la bl branob be wa of opinion tbat tb higher earnings war dna only to tlie greater quantity turned out I obtained the revised prloe liat from the rteeretary of the Associated fetonewar Thrower, England, for 1h. and my oorreponilant In Minnesota supplied us Wltb tbo date from bis wage books. I take articles whloh are well known, and which are called la both countries by the aame names. I am authorized to mention namea, and will quote theeaaential part relatlna? to this branch Irom tha letters of Mr. a M. Hell: "The Med Wing Stoneware Oempaay, of which I am Secretary aadln which I em personally iniereet-ad, elainis to be tba lara-eat einsle stoneware pottery la tea United HUte. ft baa baaa In axtotaneenfuen years, aad. after a arraggle for life, la aaw ia a hlehly proaparoos aoadltlun. The daasaad for oar war ao far exceeds ear capacity that we make all wa eaa; we do aot limit tueanioant of work wkleb the men ere allowed to do. Tliey, however, work by dayUcbt only. Ia accord with the teehnloaUtica of the bast-neea. men ara paid by the ' day.' teat ia, tha petur's vi m mwui kiwi vr hw ok ware. 1 Da J tn. I. . J a ma ft ra mm poiHw vw oe nv r potiara aayr ' were in one ealea-ftar day. aad be ea do alx If aa eipsrt and aot Urn-lud la quauUtr. The petur at hi wheal, even tbouah hi ealy turns eat the eeaimea jag aad pet, la a skilled Uberar. ! Ueeommaaoaa en tha smaller sis of wars, and a he oaconics more aklUful he Jr0" ? iD ta,,f. t5- Ooaneutly, tea skill of tba werkmaa U utuleatad by the else oi tbe pote 1H eaTrBB " Tbe data I sand Is absolutely reliable and I take fresh free tee eompauy'e book Yaa ara at liberty to use It aad tee nama of oar eempeay and of lie m7ae.VUJ;1aa.,i' ' ' "" to Mjr Tbl oompany ship wara to Winnipeg, where It compete with ware made la Ontario, although tha Canadiaa tariff Imposes a duty of 3 eant per gallon, eqaal to o percent ad valorem, the sailing prloe on ears ailtodwiag being ft cente per gallon for butter tubs and 0 cauu per gallon for Jugs. Comparing, after this explanation, tbo Ens lleb labor price with tbe American, the reader will find a flood of light thrown on tbe subject Of hi ah wages and low coat of production. As tbo English price la per 100, 1 reduce tbo Aner-loan ratio ox day work to tbo aama unit of 100: JVemear 7 Turned Out Xd Wing jwr Mat. ' Tfatfr. .garter fMU. XnglU ptr 100. w 100. aler One.... .!. IBS fl.OO i800 Two 13s. y og l.es ;3uo Three ...18s. 4.60 144 4-9 tl6i rour. ii6. t 6.00 - B.75 tl20 rtia.... &. I 7.im 6.31 1-g : too ciz ao. i 12 oo .wm ; iu me potter-e daya. talx potter's daya The first two numbers are now mostly made br machinery and molds at Red Wing at a ooet of 85 cents for the balf-gallon slso and 60 eente for the gallon also per 10O about one-halt of tbe turner" rate. Tbe men pay 85 oenu per day for steam and 60 eente to tbe ball boy in tbe smaller ala and 01 In the larger ones. Tba weekly earnlncs. taken from tbe pay roll. Of Ova good averaae turners for fourteen consecutive weeks, show tbo following, tbo conditions being normal and wages at tba taadagd rat above apoolfiodii ; 1 trwrw, wotien. 14 irf lav 02IN.AH "'.'lll5 ia.oo 14tfg.eA AgMtf i Wnm. k uo Iff llfi A B t s Win 1 aa informed by my friend in Ena-land that London potteries psy rates somewhat below thoeo obtained from tbo Secretary of tbo Associated stoneware Throwers. The difference would not be material and would in no way la-validate tbe propoeltlou that blah weekly wagaa, where tbo best energise of master and men are engaged la tba work, by do means pro-olnd a low oost I of production. But ueb results are reached more by dose attention to and a thorough understand Ins; of all tbe mean-factoring detalla than by politico raisin dutie area after they have beooine Inoperative aa protective measure, aa to aa extent 1 ordinary white wara aad to a much larger extent In sanitary ware, j j J, SCUOEJfHO". 1 ' ' I i

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 28 May 1891, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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